Pedro II Braganza
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Pedro Braganza (1648 - 1706)

Pedro (Pedro II) "King of Portugal" Braganza aka of Portugal
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Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1668 (to 27 Dec 1683) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Jul 1687 (to 4 Aug 1699) in Heidelberg by Proxymap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2016
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Biography

Pedro was the youngest son of João IV King of Portugal and his wife, Louise de Guzman. When his father died in 1656 the throne was inherited by Pedro's older brother, Afonso, then aged 13 and under the regency of their mother until in 1666 he banished her to a convent and took power. Two years later Pedro succeeded in having his brother declared incompetent and himself chosen as King. Afonso's marriage to Marie Francoise, daughter of Charles-Amédée of Savoy and his wife, Élisabeth de Bourbon, was annulled and Pedro married her himself.

Marie Francoise died in 1683 and Pedro took as his second wife Maria Sophia of Neuburg, daughter of Philipp Wilhelm Wittelsbach and his wife, Elisabeth Amalie of Hessen-Darmstadt who bore him eight children.

Pedro died on 9 December 1706.

Sources

  • Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 117. House of Braganza ISBN 0-316-84820-4.


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